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MS Am 1428

Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842. William Ellery Channing papers, 1819-1852: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1428
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Channing, William Ellery, 1780-1842.
Title: William Ellery Channing papers,
Date(s): 1819-1852.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American Unitarian minister William Ellery Channing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

55M-245. Purchased with the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1956.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William Ellery Channing Papers, 1819-1852 (MS Am 1428). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Channing was a Unitarian minister in Boston and the principal spokesman for the Unitarian movement in the United States.


Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly letters to William Ellery Channing, including many from correspondents in Great Britain; letters and sermon notes by Channing; and letters to Channing's wife, Ruth Gibbs Channing. Also includes notes and documents of Ellis Gray Loring relating to the trial of Abner Kneeland for blasphemy, and bills and legal papers of William Ellery Channing.

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